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Inventor Sues Banks For Vicarious Infringement

Law360 (March 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A software developer who claims a bankrupt food distributor stole his program to stay afloat is suing two investment banks for vicarious copyright infringement.

Inventor Wayne Berry has accused JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas of financially benefiting from the unauthorized use of his freight distribution software by troubled Fleming Companies Inc.

The two banks were the administrative agents for a syndicate of lenders for Fleming Companies Inc., once the largest food wholesaler in the U.S., which filed for bankruptcy in April 2003....
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